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Sharing photos in e-mail

Have you ever had to wait long time for an incoming e-mail to download, and then found that the e-mail contained only a single photograph in an unnecessarily high resolution? You can avoid imposing this inconvenience on others by using the Organizer e-mail function, which exports a copy of the image that is optimized specifically for sending via e-mail.

  1. In the Photo Browser, select the photo (or photos) you’d like to send by e-mail.
  2. In the Share panel of the Task pane, click the E-mail Attachments button.
  3. (Optional) Drag more photos from the Photo Browser to add to your selection.
  4. Select Very Small (320 × 240 px) from the Maximum Photo Size menu and adjust the image quality using the Quality slider (the higher the quality the larger the file size and the longer the download time). The resulting file size and download time for a typical 56 Kbps dial-up modem are estimated and displayed for your reference. When you’re done, click Next.
  5. Under Message, select and delete the “Here are the photos...” text and type a message of your own.
  6. Next to Select Recipients, click the Edit Contact Book button (editcontactbook.jpg). In the Contact Book dialog box, click the New Contact button (newcontact.jpg). In the New Contact dialog box, type in the name (or a nickname—our example uses Mom) and e-mail address of the person to whom you want to send the picture. Click OK to close the New Contact dialog box and click OK again to close the Contact Book dialog box.
  7. Under Select Recipients, click the check box next to Mom to select it, and then click Next.

Your default e-mail application immediately creates an e-mail message. You can edit the message and Subject line to say what you want. When you are finished and ready to send the e-mail, either make sure that you are connected to the Internet and click Send if you actually want to send the e-mail, or close the message without saving or sending it.

  1. Switch back to Photoshop Elements (Organizer).
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